Food choice and eating behaviour are explored using perspectives such as class, gender, ethnicity, age, etc. The modern concept of individual responsibility for one’s health is pitted against existing societal structures which aid or hamper attempts to adopt healthy eating behaviours. This complex interplay of agency and structure is then applied to real life contexts through assignments dealing with availability, prevailing food and health discourses, and personal/professional development.
Understanding food habits: a sociological perspective, 7.5 hp
Autumn Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018
Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019
Type of studies
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of on campus meetings
No on campus meetings.
Univ. Courses at least 90 ECTS in one subject. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
16 April 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.